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Workshop: Portrait Painting in Oil

May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$200 – $235
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Exploring the intensity of color with a limited palette

Saturday and Sunday, May 30 & 31, 2015
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (one hour break for lunch)
Members: $200 Non Members: 235
Adult and teens 16+:  This class is designed for all levels of painters who have life drawing experience.

Instructor: Jennifer Balkan, artist











Workshop Overview:

In this class, students will improve upon their overall approach to painting portraits with an emphasis on rich, harmonious color. We will approach painting by learning to see our environment as composed of simple shapes and values, which will lead to stronger color statements and weightier paintings. Working from a model, students will begin with short monochromatic studies of light and shadow and will progress to more complex color theory and longer poses throughout the workshop.

About Jennifer Balkan:

headshotonlywebJBalkanJennifer drew as a child but did not embrace painting until adulthood.  She studied behavioral neuroscience and has a PhD in sociology.  She also regularly teaches figurative painting and portraiture in oils in her Austin studio and conducts workshops.  Jennifer has taken art classes at Laguna Gloria Art School, the Austin Fine Arts School and at the Art Students League in Denver and continues her study in workshops. Jennifer currently paints in her studio and in life painting groups. She has been teaching figure and portrait painting in oils to private groups of students since 2005. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe.
Click here to visit Jennifer’s website and learn more.


Jennifer is one of the fourteen women artists in the upcoming Women Painting Women: Texas exhibit at the Georgetown Art Center.  Click here to learn more about the exhibit.


May 30, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$200 – $235
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